The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the challenges within early childhood education, childcare, and early learning programs. Changes are needed in early childhood to create a system that supports every child, families, and the teachers who guide young children. It takes a cohesive, and ongoing, partnership between federal, state, local, private, and public resources to create the best early … [Read more...] about The Childcare Crisis: Attracting and Retaining Early Childhood Employees at Bright Horizons®
As early childhood teachers and caregivers, we are experiencing history in the making. Some childcare providers are on the frontlines providing childcare for our nation’s essential workers, while some caregivers and teachers are dedicated to supporting families and children entirely through online connections for the very first time. During the COVID-19 pandemic, ChildCare Education Institute, the … [Read more...] about Coping with Crises and Traumatic Events – a FREE Course from ChildCare Education Institute
Play dough is one of the most versatile educational and sensory play materials available for kids. We've gathered some of the best FREE printable play dough mats for kids from educational bloggers around the globe. Keep your own kids busy, entertained, and learning through play at home, in childcare, or in the classroom this spring. Free Printable Play Dough Mats for Kids! Disclosures: … [Read more...] about Free Printable Play Dough Mats for Kids!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! It's time to break out the heart-themed learning materials. The Heart-Themed Preschool Activities FREE printable will inspire 10+ Ways to Learn through Play at home, childcare, or in the classroom. Heart-Themed Preschool Activities: 10+ Ways to Learn through Play Disclosure: this post and others within the blog contain affiliate, sponsored, or … [Read more...] about Heart-Themed Preschool Activities: 10+ Ways to Learn through Play
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This year, instead of making broad resolutions that aren’t always honored, why not make real goals within the SMART goal framework? SMART goals are: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound objectives that act as a guide toward success in the new year. Whether you are an early childhood teacher, childcare staff, director, or a home provider, ChildCare Education Institute, the … [Read more...] about New Year, New You: Professional Development Goals in Early Childhood with ChildCare Education Institute